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Old 02-26-13, 17:37
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WC and WT are just a wordy husk. The main thing main races will always live.
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Old 02-26-13, 17:39
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Let's wait until we see what replaces it before we break out the Kool and the Gang.

If it's a bunch of four day races with a flat stage, a hilly stage, a mountain stage and an ITT like was mooted, then this will result in some fugly changes to the calendar.

I have a chaque that unless McQuaid and Hein go AND the UCI is no longer able to create and promote its own races and decide what races have what status OR tailor parcours to suit the riders managed by relatives of the upper echelons of management, this isn't going to be the great carnival we want.

I want race organisers to have more freedom to decide who they have at their races. I want races to stand on their own two feet, not have their status elevated by arbitrary or, worse, conspiratorial decisions designed to strangle those races the UCI can't milk for as much money in the audiences they have deliberately chosen to target for income (read: not France, Italy, Belgium or Spain, since those guys are already watching). I want races to have to prove they have some level of identity and bring something worthwhile to the sport before they get arbitrarily called more important than races like Paris-Tours or Omloop (I don't care if they get arbitrarily called more important than Scheldeprijs though).
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Old 02-26-13, 17:52
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The ASO tour?
I would prefer RCS-series instead.
Good luck with that.
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Old 02-26-13, 17:57
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The ASO tour?
I would prefer RCS-series instead.
Good luck with that.
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Old 02-26-13, 18:01
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Without Zomegnan it is nothing.
lol, I kind of like the new guy. A bit of a learning curve, but he has some good ideas.
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Old 02-26-13, 19:08
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Good news unless it is replaced by this World Series thing or something similar. In which case, it becomes terrible news. Anyone seen the consultation website mentioned in the article?
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He says he'd like UCI and RCS to build their own league/program, I guess.

In English please? My friend, have you ever heard the term, LMGTFY? Hehehe, the original is in Espanol, and I felt it might be appropriate to exercise our mouse fingers to navigate on over to the translator.

Oh - and since when does ASO = UCI ????

But anyway - this is speculation. Media dramatics, apparently basing it on the current World Tour or Series or whatever the UCI is currently calling it, having no plans or authorization beyond 2014. Towards the end, they talk about ASO and RCS being strong enough to get together and start their own cycling league. Which, at this point in time, I would welcome.
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Old 02-26-13, 21:53
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that world series thing will never happen. aso will laugh that idiot bakala straight out of their offices
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Old 02-26-13, 22:11
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World series won't succeed if ASO+RCS+flanders classic stay together against it, what sponsor ultimately care about is racing in the big events ( mainly the tour).
It's time for the organizers to step up and start managing the sport.
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World Series is going nowhere without Sky, having the Murdoch empire behind it would be a big thing.
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